90 Minute Lunch – Pre Production


by: Chris Marino

I’ve been working on pre producing this film that was brought to my attention about 3 months ago. My friend, Joe Mesiano had an idea for a great character driven narrative shot in his hometown, Philadelphia, PA. We deliberated if we could pull off the locational aspect of the film with all the different setups that the script called for. HDSLRs were the perfect solution to shoot this story with.

With their compact footprint it was going to be easier to move the camera to different set ups quickly. Also, the ability to have a B cam shooting from another angle and lens to give my editor more material to craft the scene. Storyboards, shot lists, overhead actor blocking and lighting diagrams, film treatments and character bio’s all lend to your arsenal. These are key steps to give you the confidence to show up at call time and know exactly where and how you’ll shoot a specific scene.

Please take a look at the videos below to see some more info on how we relied on the pre production process to solidify the vision of our short before any camera ever rolls.

90 Minute Lunch – Pre Production from Chris Marino on Vimeo.


90 Minute Lunch – Lens Selection from Chris Marino on Vimeo.


Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • http://YourWebsite Ryan

    Jesus dude…hate to say it, but wtf?

    I hope to God that you and your buddy’s attire isn’t like that on the shoot. That and you know, him lighting up in your video isn’t so classy. I may be old school, but presence and presentation are kinda big in the industry.

    Also, didn’t really care for the pair of breasts drawn on the wall on your second video…yeah, it’s the web, who cares right?…

    You seem to know your stuff well, but I wouldn’t hire you…